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The impact of anthropogenic disturbance and other pressures on breeding shorebirds

Researcher/s: Selena Flores, Mark Brown, Peter G. Ryan,

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Species: White-fronted Plover (Charadrius marginatus)
Location: Plettenberg Bay, Keurboomstrand, Nature’s Valley, Western Cape, South Africa
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Running From: 2014 to 2016
Ring Type: Legring: colour combination
Colour Combination: UV-stable PVC (DARVIC), 2.8 mm size split plastic


PROJECT/PURPOSE • For data supporting an MSc research project concerning the impact of anthropogenic disturbance and other pressures on breeding shorebirds along a portion of South Africa's high-tourism and developing Garden Route coastline. • Identifying/tracking breeding adult individuals/pairs for: • Pair bonds • Territory delineation • Parental attendance • Activity budgets • Other observations (behavioural, etc.) • Identifying/tracking chicks/broods for: • Survival • Activity budgets • Parental attendance • Other observations (behavioural, etc.)